Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Coming To My Town

On August 21st, 2017, The Solar Eclipse Will Cover White House, TN

The celestial event known as the Total Solar Eclipse rarely happens in the same location! My town as well as 14 other states are in the path of totality in the middle of the day on August 21, 2017.

What is A Solar Eclipse?

According to NASA:

This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location.  For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds.

On August 21, the moon will block out the sun completely from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina as it crosses the United States. The path of totality is fairly narrow, but those in the path will see total darkness in the middle of the day. For those viewing from outside the path, they will be treated to a partial eclipse.

Make sure you take eye-safety precautions if looking directly into the sun/eclipse or risk damaging your retinas or causing blindness from the UV rays.

What is A Lunar Eclipse?

A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, directly opposite the sun.

From Space.com

A lunar eclipse can occur only at full moon. A total lunar eclipse can happen only when the sun, Earth and moon are perfectly lined up.

During a lunar eclipse the Earth is between the Sun and Moon, creating a shadow and darkening the surface of the moon. The glow we see from the moon comes from reflecting sunlight off the surface.

Exclusive Footage From My Backyard!

My house is right in the path of the eclipse, according to this map from Nasa.gov that I overlayed with a map of White House, TN from Google Maps. The red dot indicates my location – right between Portland and Hendersonville.

I will be recording the event with my digital camera to post on Steemit and my blog. There are several TV stations offering live coverage of the event as well.

According to the Weather Channel, the sky should be clear for the Solar Eclipse, scheduled around 1:30PM CDT (local time).

Are You Going To See the Eclipse?

You can visit the NASA eclipse website to see the full path of the solar eclipse. I’d love to have more references to link in my coverage so people can read about it from different locations and perspectives. Let me know in the comments if you’ll be in viewing range and plan to record the event.

Sources:

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-who-what-where-when-and-how
https://www.space.com/15689-lunar-eclipses.html
https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov
https://weather.com/news/weather/video/your-total-solar-eclipse-forecast
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2017-august-21
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/eclipse-tips-safety.html

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